I guess im fresh meat..2 weeks post op. stitches come out tomorrow. Im 42 years old, in pretty good shape. im a Police Officer and Im in the Texas national guard. I sustained this injury playing b ball with my 14 year old in the street. i went up for a dunk(i know im to old to do that stuff) and suffered a complete qtr. Ive been through a lot of stuff but ive never felt a pain like that. Its really nice to read the different rehab and recovery strategies.. Im in a hinged brace set on zero. I can stand up on the injured leg with little assistance from crutches and ive been taking steps.. IM really frustrated at myself because myabe i could have stretched a little more or just gone up for regular lay-up. Well time to move on and get this thing fixed.. Im not used to taking things slow so this is going to be tough for me. i have a military school scheduled for Aug 5, 2012 and jugding from all of your posts its 50/50 if ill make that school.. ill let you know what the ortho says tomorrow after staples are yanked out..